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    Aug 15, 2009, 09:20 AM
    Oak sideboard
    I have a small mark on the top of my light oak sideboard, what is the best thing to use on it to reduce this mark thanks
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    Aug 15, 2009, 09:21 AM

    What is the mark from, a scratch, burn, wet glass, etc ?

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    Aug 15, 2009, 09:35 AM

    It's a scratch about the size of a 5p thanks
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    Aug 15, 2009, 11:06 AM

    Find a crayon that matches the colour of the oak and just very lightly fill in the scratch with the wax crayon tip. Remove excess very gently with a razor or exacto knife and polish as usual. The scratch will be hardly noticeable.

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    Aug 17, 2009, 01:42 AM
    Thanks very much I will give that a go
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    Aug 17, 2009, 02:36 AM
    Hi, suzie63!

    tickle has given you some very good advice for scratches that are very superficial and not really going into the surface of a finish very much. Her idea may be just what's needed.

    However, I do have a question though, and that would be, how deep is the scratch, please?

    If the scratch is superficial, then just the touch-up waxes will work. However, if it's of any significant depth to where you might want to apply a finish afterwards, then more in-depth treatment is needed so that an actual finish can be applied, if that's what you would desire.

    Thanks!
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    Aug 17, 2009, 03:13 AM
    Hi there I will try the wax crayon first but if this does not work, what do you suggest thanks
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    Aug 17, 2009, 03:20 AM
    Hi again, suzie63!

    The wax crayon most likely will work, if the scratch is very small and superficial and you don't wan't to put some kind of finish on it.

    How deep is the scratch, please?

    Thanks!

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